RiseUp Malawi is seeking an all-star intern for Fall 2020 to work out of a home office one-on-one with the director. Our internship opportunity will provide students or anyone looking to get into the nonprofit field with a hands on experience of what it’s like to work in the international non-profit marketplace.
Specifically, RiseUp Malawi supports capacity building for a small rural community in southern Malawi through youth education initiatives. It's programs are guided by asset based community development strategies that equip at-risk youth to go out on their own and create a future of self-reliance for themselves and their communities.
This internship program will show students how a start-up non-profit is run, the daily tasks that go into managing donors, developing and implementing fundraising strategies, working with fundraising software and planning for fundraising events. Interns will help out with brainstorming, necessary organizational and administrative tasks, social media, press releases, donor e-mails, & website copy. This internship offers a unique and comprehensive look at how an international non-profit is run from the inside out and as an intern you will work side by side with the CEO’s of both organizations. We take the future interest of all our interns into consideration- at the end of the internship it is our hope that we will have equipped you with the necessary foundational knowledge to feel confident in going out and starting your own 501(c)3 or in pursuing higher education in the non-profit sector.
About RiseUp Malawi
For 5 years, RiseUp Malawi has supported at-risk youth in the rural community of Mangochi, Malawi. The majority of people in this community live below the $2/day poverty line, and everyday their children face unfathomable challenges: hunger, malnourishment, disease, child marriages and deep despair. As a result of these challenges, many children are forced to drop out of school at a young age, creating a cycle of poverty that carries over from generation to generation.
Our mission at RiseUp Malawi is to break this never-ending cycle of poverty with education-specific intervention strategies that empower the younger generation through education. We currently operate four programs: a free, after-school Youth Entrepreneurship Program where youth can learn computer skills and improve literacy, a Secondary School Scholarship Program, a music program where youth can explore stigmatized social issues through song, dance & poetry, a farming training program for the parents of the students in our programs and our newly launched partnership program through which our supporters can partner one-to-one with a child in the long-term. We work closely with community leaders and village elders to ensure our programs remain culturally sensitive and that we are addressing the real needs of the community. Through regular communication with village leaders, we have found a system where we can provide a hand UP, instead of a hand out. Our end goal is to build self-reliance, not dependence.
***RiseUp Malawi has been at the forefront of COVID19 prevention efforts in Malawi. The majority of our projects and fundraising for the remainder of 2020 will be focused on the continued protection and health of our community.
Specifically, interns will learn how to:
Manage and grow social media presence through targeted content creation
Use website platforms, specifically Squarespace for marketing & copy writing
Utilize donation software, specifically Qgiv
Design Annual Reports
Attract & retain donors
Track donations & provide tax-exempt receipts
Create fundraising campaigns
Plan & execute fundraising events
Set up their own 501(c)3
The Ideal Candidate:
We are seeking an intern that exhibits the following qualities:
Strong desire to help others &/or interest in Africa and its people
Comfortable working in a home office environment with a dog
Confident in expressing new ideas & taking initiative while also being able to take direction
Social media savvy
Hungry to learn
Able to work independently while director takes breaks to attend to a new baby in the home
Internship Hours & Additional Details:
Flexible hours from a home office with potential for some remote work after training. Must be able to drive to home in Castle Pines 2 days per week. Tuesdays & Thursdays between 10am-3pm, 10-15 hrs/week (10 hours min. in person). Internship is unpaid but meals will be provided & gas reimbursed. Laptop computer will be provided. College credit available.
ASAP for Fall 2020 Internship
How to apply:
Please send your resume with a cover letter to email@example.com. In your cover letter please tell us a little about yourself, your personality, why you are interested in working for a non-profit and one experience that has shaped your desire to help others.
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit providing educational support to orphaned and at-risk children in Mangochi, Malawi. Every year the people of Malawi face life-threatening diseases in the form of malaria & HIV/AIDS, leaving thousands of children orphaned or struggling to pay for daily needs & education. Our goal is to provide the educational and livelihood support necessary for these children to have a future of self-reliance and hope.
RiseUp Malawi currently supports 10 youth in educational scholarship for secondary education (highschool). Over the past 5 years we have provided over 85 mosquito nets to the community of Mangochi as well as 3,500 kgs. of maize in food aid. We run a free youth entrepreneurship program in the village that teaches children computer skills and in 2018 we launched a music program to give young adults a safe space to express themselves and use song to talk about sensitive issues like HIV/AIDS, child marriages, etc.